Eric Koula is accused of murdering his parents in order to collect his inheritance in Wisconsin. While this inheritance murder may not necessarily shock a NY estate attorney who has seen it all, it has certainly sent shockwaves through the town of West Salem. LaCrosse Tribune reports that Eric Koula allegedly shot his parents in the head. The murders happened in their rural home in Barre, Wisc. He came back to the home three days later and called 911. His paternal uncle was devastated. He said: "I can't understand why he would kill his own father and mother. What the hell is with him?"
According to law enforcement's homicide investigation, it seems that the motivation may have been greed to collect an inheritance that his parents lovingly set aside for him and his sister. Rivertowns reports that Dennis and Merna Koula left their home worth $500,000 along with other assets to their son and daughter. They were named co-representatives of the estate. As a result of the investigation, Eric Koula has been charged with homicide and forgery.